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Down on his luck hunter Johnny (Li Hsiu-Hsien) is persuaded to lead
an expedition into the Indian jungle to find a giant ape dubbed the
Mighty Peking Man. But the perils of the jungle are plenty, from
elefant-stampedes to tiger attacks to dangerous rock-climbing, enough to
make everyone else desert Johnny before he finds the Mighty Peking Man.
& when Johnny does, he is promptly attacked by the giant beast, only
to be saved by blond jungle girl Samantha (Evelyn Kraft), whom is
friends with the ape. Johnny later returns the favour by saving her from
a poisonous snake bite & romance soon ensues - much to Mighty Peking
Man's dislike, who, after watching them make love (in a hilarious shot)
goes berserk in the jungle. Samantha can calm him though & soon she
& Johnny decide to take Mighty Peking Man to Hong Kong. Soon though,
Johnny starts to have doubts when his businesspartner risks all their
lives by having the captain of the ship they've all - including Mighty
Peking Man - taken for the passage, steer right through a storm in order to
arrive in Hong Kong on time, & if it wasn't for the ape, who
singlehandedly pushes the boat off some cliffs (another hilarious
scene), their ship would have sunk too. but in Hong Kong it only gets
worse: The ape is held in a giant cage & abused by his guards,
Johnny becomes entangled in a love affair he thought to be over again,
& Samantha, who is very enraged over this, gets raped by Johnny's
business partner - before the very eyes of Mighty Peking Man who breaks
loose bringing havoc to the city, & the city's only hope would be
Samantha to calm him, but she very much has lost interest in this kind
of civilization & lets the ape have his night on the town before she
is persuaded to calm him, only to be betrayed by civilization once more
as both she & the beast are blown up in the end.
trashy rip-off of King Kong, with the special effects deinitely
not on par with the '33 film, we just have a man in monstersuit - &
not a good one at that - in Mighty Peking Man (the effects might
not be so bad compared to the abysmal '76-version though, but I'm in no mood
to watch that movie for comparison), but if you like very childish pulp
fiction with erotic overtones (Evelyn Kraft's costume is definitely
nothing for the prudish to wear), you will love this movie.